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Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy
Nov29

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy

Photo by Razan Samara By: Drew Simpson From Nov. 12 to 19, the trans and LGBTQA+ community came together to observe Trans Awareness Week. While marginalized groups were reflecting on the country’s history of transphobic violence, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party passed a resolution to open debate whether gender identity theory should be stripped from curriculum in Ontario schools. The Nov. 17 resolution seeks to characterize...

How did the Bertrand Russell Archives end up at McMaster? The archives came to McMaster against the backdrop of soaring international demand
Nov28

How did the Bertrand Russell Archives end up at McMaster? The archives came to McMaster against the backdrop of soaring international demand

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Natalie Clark On Nov. 15, the McMaster Alumni Advancement Committee organized a lecture and exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art to highlight how the Bertrand Russell Archives made their way to McMaster University. Guest speakers included archives senior research associate Andrew Bone and archives librarian Myron Groover. The lecture focused on the significance of Bertrand Russell, how the...

Student organizations respond to We controversy
Nov22

Student organizations respond to We controversy

Photo C/O Free The Children McMaster By: Balsam Fasih An investigative article published by Canadaland on Oct. 15 alleges that the WE Charity has partnerships with at least three corporations that use child labour, including Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and Unilever. While it is not explicit in Canadaland’s investigation, it appears that their claim that Hershey’s uses child labour stems from a 2015 lawsuit filed by Hagens Berman Sobol...

Financial accountability in the MSU The MSU’s 2018 annual audit reports a net loss of $149,900
Nov22

Financial accountability in the MSU The MSU’s 2018 annual audit reports a net loss of $149,900

Photo by Catherine Goce By: Tanvi Pathak Following the University of Ottawa administration’s recent decision to end their agreement with the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, the school is expected to no longer recognize the SFUO as an undergraduate student association by Dec. 24. The decision followed the university’s alleged discovery of fraud and financial mismanagement by SFUO executive members earlier this year. In...

McMaster’s changes over Patrick Deane’s term Despite being in his role for nine years, Deane’s most prominent and controversial initiatives were implemented only last year
Nov22

McMaster’s changes over Patrick Deane’s term Despite being in his role for nine years, Deane’s most prominent and controversial initiatives were implemented only last year

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Grace Kuang McMaster president Patrick Deane is approaching the end of his second five year-term in his role as president at the university. Over the past nine years, Deane oversaw significant changes at McMaster, such as the addition of new infrastructural developments and interdisciplinary programs at the university. “It will be extremely difficult to leave McMaster,” said Deane. “I was...